A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/19 / 2019-01-28 01:07:30 / January 28, 2019 @ 1:07 am. Exact location, longitude 20.721° East, latitude 37.5708° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:07:30 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j9ji. Id of event: us2000j9ji.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kyparissía, Filiatrá, Zacháro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km SSW of Lithakia, Greece.
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